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Haleakala Crater

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“the big island”(269 reviews)
“parking spot”(96 reviews)
About
A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
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+1 808-572-4400
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"sunrise or sunset"
in 148 reviews
"the big island"
in 269 reviews
"parking spot"
in 96 reviews
"visitor center"
in 306 reviews
"sea level"
in 193 reviews
"bring a jacket"
in 162 reviews
"sliding sands trail"
in 166 reviews
"parking lot"
in 267 reviews
"viewing area"
in 64 reviews
"winding road"
in 125 reviews
"warm clothes"
in 174 reviews
"the sun rise"
in 145 reviews
"cloud cover"
in 99 reviews
"credit card"
in 67 reviews
"long drive"
in 172 reviews
"leave early"
in 69 reviews
"mid morning"
in 62 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We opted for sunset at the crater instead of the much-attended sunrise. What I didn't expect was how amazing and strange the crater hike would be. An hour hike was not nearly enough. It's worth the crazy drive up! Also -remember that the hike out...More

Thank Melissa I
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Haleakalā for a sunset trip. The drive took about 2 hours and had many switch backs and hairpin turns, but the road is wide enough that two cars fit comfortably in the road. The views while driving were amazing- lots of clouds...More

Thank Aaronwoo
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This amazing work of God is breath-taking (when the clouds have parted). Temperature is usually a lot colder than down in the main land, so it's strongly advised to take warm clothes. There is no food purchasing options at the top, and the visitor center...More

Thank Byron H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the crater as part of a group from my hostel and it was quite the experience. We did the full 14 mile hike down into the crater and up the other side. It was amazing to see the landscape change so dramatically, just...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Why would anyone drive what seems like forever just to view a great big hole on the side of a mountain? Why would bus after bus load of people from every part of the world you can imagine make that trek? And this happens EVERY...More

Thank nascarbilly
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The crater and views were nice but I would not advise going unless you can go for sunrise or sunset. We just weren't able to fit it into our schedule. Just not that much to see in my opinion. We were there maybe 30 minutes.

Thank Emily B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the scenic drive up to the summit. Particularly for sunrise and sunset. Sunrise over the crater has become so popular that reservations are now required by the National Park Service. The view down into the surreal other worldly landscape of the huge crater...More

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 2nd trip to Maui but the first time we've visited the crater. We put it off because it's a long drive (1 hr, 45 min from Kihei). It was SO worth it! The drive itself is fun with lots of viewpoints. We...More

Thank BARNETTL1984
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the $25 park entrance fee. Make sure you have a full tank of gas when you go. Take lots of pictures. You can see several of the other islands.

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up but Mother Nature brought in the clouds such that never saw the sun at all. Ride down in daylight was nice but had to dodge bicycles most of the way down.

Thank Rowdrunner
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Monkeymuss
20 April 2018|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It's an awesome view...better yet, the crater won't be in shade and you'll be able to enjoy the vastness of Haleakala.
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marypA9756JM
16 March 2018|
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Response from kylibreeding | Reviewed this property |
I would say 6 a.m. and it is a long drive up Haleakala. We had to leave about 3 a.m plus now you must have a reservation for the sunrise. I would suggest going for sunset, it is less crowded and you can see much more of the... More
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Kim E
12 February 2018|
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Response from ArcticLlama | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what time of day. If you are in the going up for sunrise herd, it can take awhile depending on how many RVs you are behind. If not, then it won't even take 20 minutes from entrance to top parking lot.
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